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Entries from June 2006

Blogging For Dollar$

June 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Here’s the logic path: checking out the latest skate news from ShadLambert.com, clicked on a link to Theskateboardmag.com, and then on a post that said the following: The kids at Panasonic have given Atiba and a few others a venue to post photographs & thoughts as deemed necessary. All for your enjoyment, no less. The […]

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Tags: Media · Technology

Netscape To Rich Mountain

June 29th, 2006 · No Comments

New York Magazine’s July 10 issue features a profile on AOL’s Jason Calacanis by John Heilemann titled Suit 2.0. In the summer of 2000 I hosted a panel discussion on the Internet for the SIMA Surf Summit and invited Jason to present the keynote. At the time he was running the Silicon Alley Reporter and […]

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Tags: Media · Technology

All You Do To Me Is Talk Talk

June 24th, 2006 · No Comments

T. C. Boyle’s new novel Talk Talk comes out July 6, 2006 and I’m buyin’ it. Boyle is the kind of pompous, punk, Southern California writer/professor that one would expect to find on faculty in the english department of the University of Southern California. But I don’t hold his larger than life ego against him […]

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Tags: Books

East of the Moon, West of Jesus

June 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

I first heard about Steven Kotler’s new book West of Jesus : Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief on Sacklunch.com. They had linked to a review of the book and I decided I wanted to read it. In talking with TransWorld Surf’s managing editor Casey Koteen I learned that the book had just arrived […]

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Tags: Books

The Flaming Fearless Freaks

June 19th, 2006 · No Comments

Over the past couple years people have been mentioning The Flaming Lips to me like they are the greatest band ever and that Wayne Coyne is a genius. . . etc. Let me explain: I have very little room in my pop-rock head for art music for art people. Ant music, that’s a different story. […]

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Tags: Music

Fuel For Photo Sea

June 16th, 2006 · No Comments

I was surfing out front this afternoon when Joe James, a surf rep and local, looked over and said, “Hey, do you do work for Fuel TV?” And, I thought for a moment and then asked him why he was wondering, “Oh,” he said. “I saw your name on the credits of some show I […]

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Tags: Life · Media

Why Youtube, Google Video Are Winning

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

In her latest Net Sense column Marketwatch.com’s Bambi Fransicso explains many of the reasons why amateur video on video sites like Youtube.com and Google Video are slaying big media when it comes to online video viewing. And, it comes down to legal. Anyone who has tried probably agrees with iTunes senior attorney Matt Burrows : […]

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Tags: Technology

White MacBooks Faster Than Black

June 13th, 2006 · No Comments

According to recent reports on Apple’s latest laptops, the white MacBook is faster, more well-adjusted, and score higher in several tests than the black model. But what benchmark tests don’t consider is the computer’s neighborhood, upbringing, or social status. . . sounds like something for those Freakonomics authors to investigate.

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Tags: Technology

686: The Number of the Feast

June 8th, 2006 · No Comments

The invitation to the 686 6-8-6 party mentioned that this was a big day for the company and to celebrate Mike West was throwing a barbeque. Marketing Director Kristin Cusic hinted that Mike would once and for all let the world know what 686 means, why he named the company and what relevance it has […]

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Tags: Business · Snowboarding

Corporate Media Meet Your New Audience

June 6th, 2006 · No Comments

Dear Corporate Media Executive, Please watch this short video clip. It features two members of your new audience doing pretty much what they do every day. Please note: the girls in the video have a television, a laptop, a phone, an iPod, and a video camera all running simultaneously. Then, they edited the video themselves […]

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Tags: Media · Technology